MIAMI, July 3, 2013 – Azamara
Club Cruises, the destination immersive cruise line that pioneered longer
stays and more overnight port stays on every voyage, has ranked #3
among Top Large Ship Cruise Lines in the Travel+Leisure 2013 World’s Best
Awards readers’ survey.
Continuing to build awareness and respect
among up-market travelers, the cruise line has been recognized for a fifth
straight year, not only for its exciting destinations and unique experiences
around the world, but for its signature warm and attentive service onboard
its two intimate ships.
“We are honored to be
recognized by such discerning travelers as the readers of Travel+Leisure
with an award that is a testament to the genuine experience guests
enjoy aboard our ships,” said Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Azamara
“Our distinctive destination-immersive proposition combines
unique and favorite destinations with authentic hospitality and offers
longer and more overnight stays around the world. This has really resonated
with up-market travelers and the award is a magnificent recognition.”
addition to receiving consistently impressive scores from guest surveys,
the cruise line has been recognized with some of the travel industry’s
most coveted accolades since its rebranding more than three years ago.
As well as being named for five consecutive years in the Travel+Leisure
2013 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey, Azamara has ranked among the
World’s Top 10 Cruise Lines in the 2011 Conde Nast Traveler: World’s
Best list and received awards from online cruise resource Cruise Critic
and Travel Weekly magazine’s annual Magellan Awards.
Azamara Club Cruises offers distinct destination-immersive
experiences for up-market travelers. The cruise line uniquely features
voyages with longer stays and more overnights at ports to provide guests
the opportunity to experience night touring at some of the most compelling
destinations of Europe, Asia, South America, West Indies, as well as Central
and North America.
On board the intimate Azamara Journey
and Azamara Quest, guests receive exceptional and personal service
and the cruise line’s authentic, exclusive and bespoke AzAmazing Evenings
events that showcase the unexpected colors and flavors of a destination.
Guests also enjoy fine cuisine and boutique wines from around
the world, as well as more inclusive amenities, such as included gratuities;
complimentary bottled water, sodas, specialty coffee, and teas, as well
as complimentary boutique wines, international beers and select standard
spirits in the ships’ bars, lounges and restaurants when open; complimentary
self-service laundry; English Butler service for suite guests; and shuttle
transportation to city centers in ports, where available.
For more information, travelers can call
their travel professional, dial 1-877-999-9553, or visit www.AzamaraClubCruises.com.
Connect with Azamara Club Cruises on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AzamaraClubCruises,
on Twitter @AzamaraVoyages or follow President and CEO @LarryPimentel.
Travel agent professionals can access more information and make reservations
Club Cruises is a brand of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE/OSX: RCL),
a global cruise vacation company that also owns Royal Caribbean International,
Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, and CDF Croisières de France, as well as
TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture. Together, the six
brands operate a combined total of 41 ships with four under construction.
They operate diverse itineraries around the world that call on approximately
460 destinations on all seven continents.